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Arizona’s Greatest & Most Affordable Cremation Value
A Wise Choice is a much more affordable cremation in Mesa, AZ where an option than many of the other traditional funeral homes in the area don’t have, but this isn’t a “you get what you pay for” situation. Our facilities, crematory, and staff are first class.You can plan ahead your funeral and choose from among our cremation packages that suits your budget such as direct cremations.
We welcome you to tour our funeral home and crematory, meet our staff, and get comfortable that we are the right fit to care for your loved one.
We Own & Operate Our Own Crematory
Many traditional funeral homes subcontract out their cremation service in Mesa to third party facilities and therefore don’t have total quality control. At A Wise Choice, we have affordable cremation packages that your loved one with never leave the care of our staff. We have extensive programs and training in place to assure you and your loved one receives the most dignified care at all times.
We have been family owned and operated for over 50 years. We are 100% owned by the Bunker Family, who also own Bunker Family Funerals & Cremation. The Bunker Family and staff have extensive training, education, and experience to know how to provide you and your family with the best possible care.
*The information in the chart above are accurate as of March 28, 2014 per the listed funeral homes FTC required General Price List. Please consult the each funeral home listed to confirm these prices are still accurate, as they may have since changed.
Cremation is a popular and cost-effective alternative to traditional burial. It’s also the second most common way of disposing of human remains after burial, with about 45% of people choosing cremation over other methods. But what does it really cost to cremate someone? And how much will you save if you choose cremation instead? With that said, we can help answer some burning questions for those considering this option: Do I need an appointment before coming into the funeral home for cremation services? What do I bring with me? How long does it take for my loved one’s ashes to become available once they have been collected from the funeral home? All of these questions can be answered by our staff, so don’t hesitate to reach out to us.
What Is Cremation and How Does It Work?
Cremation is a process that involves incinerating the body of the deceased, as opposed to burying it underground. In modern times, cremations have become more popular than burials because they are often less expensive and typically require much shorter periods of time before being completed. Like burial services, there are many specific steps involved in completing the entire process successfully and respectfully for those who choose this alternative form of disposal after death.
Crematories were traditionally built with their ovens below ground level; access was through doors at floor level. Modern practice now includes gas-powered furnaces used alongside electric ones.
How Much is the Cost of Cremation in Arizona?
The average cost of cremation in Arizona is between $1,500-$3,000. At A Wise Choice, our direct cremation starts at $645. We also offer other packages that you may need that fits within your budget.
It is always better to inquire beforehand so that there will be no hidden charges or extra expenses added later. You are free to customize your plan to include a funeral service before cremation or memorial.
Why Choose Cremation Over a Traditional Burial?
Cremation is not only the least expensive option for disposition, but it also provides families with more flexibility in how they choose to memorialize their loved ones. It is a great choice when burial space or finances are limited and/or if you want a simpler way of honoring your loved one’s life.
Why should someone opt for cremation over other forms of disposition? Cremation can be less costly than traditional burial as there’s no need for an elaborate casket. They take up far less physical space too which makes them ideal choices under circumstances where land availability may be restricted such as urban areas. Cremation is also a good choice to prevent the spread of disease that your loved one has died from.
The Benefits of Cremation
Cremation is beneficial for many reasons. Cremated remains are easier to transport and store, they don’t take up space as a body would in the home or cemetery, and if you cremate your loved one with other family members it’s an easy way to honor them all at once instead of having individual memorial services.
Cremation is usually cheaper and faster. It also reduces the amount of space needed to store remains by about 90%. Some people prefer cremation because it allows them to say goodbye in a more intimate setting than traditional burial service.
If you’re looking for an affordable cremation option, do reach out to us here at A Wise Choice Cremation & Funeral Services. For immediate assistance, please call (480) 626-6363